Every book you read was once a tree.
Now you can plant a tree for every book you read.

I’ve previously mentioned bookmooch, a fantastic book swapping site, and apart from the great feeling of giving a book you enjoyed away for others to enjoy, you can also bask in the eco-friendliness of a tree not being cut down to aid the transaction.

But what about those new books you buy, what can you do to appease that little eco-warrier in you?

You can’t go round planting a tree for every book you read, can you?

Well, yes you can. Or at least you can get someone to do it for you.

US website, eco-libris, will plant a tree for every $1 sticker you buy, to help offset the trees cut down to produce your new book. You can then take that sticker (made of recycled paper) and place it on your book, so when you pass the book on to someone else, you can advertise both the organisation and your green credentials.

Not only that you can get free books too! in partnership with bookmooch, for every 10 stickers you buy, eco-libris will give you a point to trade with at bookmooch.

Eco-Libris takes a small percentage of the $1 to sustain themselves, and then contracts out with 3 different tree-planting non-profit organizations they’ve selected, in Africa and Central America.


Bart, is a fully signed up member of Book Addicts Anonymous ;) Despite, constantly fighting a losing battle against his T.B.R pile, he is never happier than when he manages to sneak a new book in to the house! Darren can be found on Twitter & Google+ amongst other places!

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